If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then these 10Best Tahoe bars should be on your list. No matter what side of the lake you are staying on, there is a bar that will satisfy in quenching your thirst and maybe even a growling stomach.
If you want a dive bar, check out Whiskey Dick's or Himmel Haus on the South Shore. The Himmel Haus is a German and Bavarian inspired bar that serves authentic German food as well as a huge selection of beer. If you want some local beers, check out the Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company in Tahoe City where you can also get lunch or dinner. The Lucky Beaver in Stateline is the ultimate sports bar on the lake and during every big game, it should be packed.
For something a little more upscale, check out the Brooks' Bar & Deck at the Edgewood Tahoe golf course. Another restaurant with a great bar and friendly bartenders is the Cottonwood in Truckee. The Eagle's Nest, located in the mountains above Tahoe serves excellent cocktails and dishes like Seared Ahi Tuna.
If you want to mix it up with the locals. The Genoa Bar in the small town of Genoa, NV has been in operation since 1853 and still has the original cobwebs...plus some colorful characters.